Monday, October 31, 2011

Healthy Halloween

Here's a quick idea to keep the candy away this Halloween. I call it the candy buy back. Basically, you give you kids a dollar (or $2 if you're in a generous kind of mood) for every pound of candy they give you. This works really well for older kids who, unlike preschoolers, would totally notice if you threw away their candy. You then let them buy a toy or book or new outfit with their money. Give it a try and let me know how your kids respond :)

Happy Halloween!

- Elisabeth

Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween in 1 Week!!

I bet you're probably wondering how I feel about Halloween, you know, with all that unhealthy candy and everything. It's true that I hate the ridiculous amounts of candy and kids running around on a sugar high, but I don't hate Halloween. I love the costumes, the decorating, and parties. Oh and I also love visiting the pumpkin patch! Speaking of pumpkins.... watch this adorable video!

Haa haa, cute eh?

Next week I'll tell you how I keep Halloween (somewhat) healthy.

Me Ka Aloha
- Elisabeth

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Yoga for Kids!

My daughter brought home an order form from school, from Scholastics book club. As a kid, I never got to order anything from Scholastics because we were on a budget, and let's face it, ordering books for 5 kids would get expensive! I wasn't going to order anything for Rosie until I saw the cutest book ever and it was only $5. It's called the ABCs of Yoga for Kids. I ordered it and we read it together. For each letter of the alphabet, they have a yoga pose, like "D is for downward dog" and they have these cute poems that teach the child how to correctly do the pose. They also have the most adorable illustrations. Rosie was trying to do each pose as we read the book. Now she's asking for a yoga mat for her birthday!!! I would HIGHLY recommend this book for any child (or even adult). I think it would make a fab Christmas gift!

- Elisabeth

Monday, October 3, 2011


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